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Sigma Orionis supports the organisation of CHAIN-REDS workshops in China and Africa

April 8, 2013

Sigma Orionis, as dissemination leader of the CHAIN-REDS FP7 project, supports the organisation of two project workshops:

  • The “e-Infrastructures for e-Sciences” workshop, focusing on Cloud Computing and Data Repositories, organized under the aegis of the European Commission in co-location with the International Conference on e-Science (IEEE) 2013, to be held in Beijing, P.R. China on October 17-22, 2013.
  • The Joint eI4Africa / CHAIN-REDS workshop ‘An African e-Infrastructure for Virtual Research Communities and their Applications’, to take place on Nov. 13, 2013 in Kigali (Rwanda) under the aegis of the European Commission (EC) and in co-location with UbuntuNet-Connect 2013.

The CHAIN-REDS project supported by the European Commission (DG CONNECT) under its FP7 research-funding programme started in December 2012 and will run until May 2015. Its objective is to promote and support S&T cooperation across different e-Infrastructures established and operated in various continents, in order to facilitate their uptake and use by established and emerging Virtual Research Communities (VRCs) but also by single researchers, thus promoting instruments and practices that can facilitate their inclusion in the community of users. The project will also support and disseminate the best practices currently adopted across the world, and promote and facilitate interoperability among different regional e-Infrastructures.

CHAIN-REDS gathers the main stakeholders of regional e-Infrastructures, collectively engaged in studying and defining a path towards a global e-Infrastructure ecosystem that will allow VRCs, research groups and researchers to access and efficiently use worldwide distributed resources (i.e. computing, storage, data, services, tools, applications).

For further information, please visit the CHAIN-REDS website.


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